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We were thrilled to hear Netflix announce its second Danish original series, The Chestnut Man, at Copenhagen TV Festival this week.
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February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019
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Further details about the publication of Philip Pullman’s highly-anticipated new book, The Secret Commonwealth, are revealed today.
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Earlier this year, as part of Puffin’s upcoming 80th Anniversary Celebrations, Penguin Random House NZ offered to fund bookseller initiatives to get kids reading, to the value of $5000 each.
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Dame Fiona Kidman has won this year’s $53,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her novel, This Mortal Boy.
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We're excited to announce the August release of Driven, from New Zealand’s most successful rally driver, Hayden Paddon.

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I had no inkling of how far my rally career would take me when I was a kid.
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According to Adam Rogers, writing on www.wired.com, humans are fated to see the same world differently:
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Dear Mr Wrexham, I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me
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Late on the afternoon of Tuesday the ninth of April in the Year of Our Risen Lord 1468, a solitary traveller was to be observed picking his way on horseback across the wild moorland...
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Well, I’m dying!
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It would be inaccurate to say that my childhood was normal before they came.

Articles

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Driven is a mile-a-minute autobiography that celebrates self-belief, hard work and turning dreams into reality.
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Our Kiwi legends series has delved into the stories of many New Zealanders of note: Edmund Hillary, Burt Munro, Jean Batten and Peter Blake.
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Artemis Fowl is the first in Eoin Colfer’s epic eight-book fantasy adventure series, which was released in 2001.With the Disney film adaptation due next year, now’s the perfect time to introduce Artemis to your bookshelf (if you haven’t already!
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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing on July 20th, we've put together a selection of books about space!
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The drawing of a tokotoko, the walking–talking stick held by speakers on the marae, depicts the versions of the creation myth that tells of Tāne separating Ranginui and Papatūānuku.
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A list of children’s books which are all about celebrating mum!

Recipes

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With bombs of green pesto, olive tapenade, creamy mozzarella, and basil.
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With coriander yoghurt, mango chutney, and crunchy poppadom sprinkle.
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Everybody loves bubbles, but they usually burst when you try to catch them.
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5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food focuses on genius combinations of just five ingredients that work together to deliver an utterly delicious result, giving maximum flavour, with minimum fuss, just like this delicious Cherry Chocolate Mousse.
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5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food focuses on genius combinations of just five ingredients that work together to deliver an utterly delicious result, giving maximum flavour, with minimum fuss, just like this delicious Lemony Courgette Linguine.
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The perfect pudding, à la Allyson Gofton.

Q&A

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We sat down for a chat with David Hill and Phoebe Morris, the great minds behind the latest story in the Kiwi Heroes series: Dinosaur Hunter.
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We sat down with best-selling author - Eleanor Ozich, to find out about her latest book, Homemade.
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The Star-crossed author takes on our rapid-fire questions.
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The bestselling master of suspense reveals why he swapped psychology for crime writing.
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Bestselling author Sophie Kinsella on her new book, I Owe You One.
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Questions and answers with the witty and wonderful Catherine Robertson about her latest novel; What You Wish For - A Gabriel's Bay Story.

Activities

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Stuck on a present for Dad?
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Meet Joan Wiffen, a super-determined, self-taught palaeontologist, and a Kiwi Hero!
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These amazing and edible unicorn noodles can transform from purple to blue or pink right in front of your eyes!
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July is just full to the brim with great books to read, killer thrillers, brilliantly ground-breaking non-fiction works, and cute-yet-educational kids books!
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This School Holidays we're challenging you to test your science knowledge with our quiz, based on the BIG questions in Abigail and The Birth of the Sun and the chemical experiments and tests in The Kitchen Science Cookbook.
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Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to read next, especially if you’re in a bit of a book slump.

Book Clubs

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Award-winning author Charlotte Grimshaw shares Now combined into a major TV drama, these two connected novels by award-winning writer Charlotte Grimshaw take an unflinching look at politics and power, contemporary New Zealand society and the arid morality of the privileged.
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Auckland-based writer Rosetta Allan's latest novel, The Unreliable People is a compelling, contemporary story where love and loss intersect.
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Lloyd Jones’s fable-like novel The Cage is both profound and unsettling.
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Incredible NZ author and Ockham 2019 Award Winner Dame Fiona Kidman shares some thoughts and questions to get the ball rolling in a book club discussion for This Mortal Boy.
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NZ author and poet Owen Marshall shares with us some questions to get the ball rolling in a book club discussion for his latest Novel, Pearly Gates.
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NZ author Maxine Alterio shares with us her love for book clubs plus questions you can use with your friends and family when you read her new novel, The Gulf Between.

Bonus

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Download your very own A Place of Stone and Darkness poster!
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Charlie Changes into a Chicken is the first book in a side-splitting new series by Sam Copeland and illustrated by Sarah Horne, it's about 9-year-old Charlie McGuffin who has an incredible secret...
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This February, purchase any TWO Puffin picks and receive a FREE customisable book bag.
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Many people know the Manawatu– Wanganui region only as a flat, green slice of provincial quietness that you drive through on the way from Wellington to the Central Plateau.
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Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.
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Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.